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April 1673, 16-30

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'Entry Book: April 1673, 16-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 4: 1672-1675 (1909), pp. 113-126. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=80469 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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April 1673, 16-30

April 16 Entry of the reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of a petition of Col. Villers for a new patent for the custody of the lighthouse of Tynemouth with three roods of ground more added to his grant. The referee to report the King's rights in said ground, and whether it may not interfere with the rights of succeeding Governors [of Tynemouth Castle] to have a house within the castle. Out Letters General III. p. 283.
Same of same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Knap concerning Red Saunder Wood belonging to him and seized by a Custom House official as forfeited by the Navigation Act. Ibid, p. 284.
Same of same to Sir R. Long et al. of the petition of William Allington concerning 1,700l. assigned to him on an order charged on the Customs by the administratrix of John Colvile which Sir Rob. Long directed to be paid by Mr. Squib, one of the Tellers of the Exchequer, who has not paid same ; and also concerning another sum of 600l. with interest assigned to him out of an order for 1,000l. which is not paid. Ibid.
Sir Ro. Howard to Sir John Norton to speak with the Lord Treasurer on the subject of the abuses practised in cutting down wood in New Forest. Ibid, p. 279.
Entry of the reference to Justice Atkins of the petition of Henry Byne, Clerk of the Peace for co. Surrey, for an allowance for collecting the Law duty in Surrey in which he was at great expense. Ibid, p. 281.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt to issue 20,000l. upon orders [remaining unsatisfied in the Exchequer] to the Treasurer of the Navy for payments of the Yards. The said 20,000l. "will be lent into the Receipt" by Anthony Stevens, gent., and orders are to be drawn for his repayment out of the first quarter of the Eighteen Months' Assessment, viz. 10,000l. thereof after 60,000l. [charged thereon], and 10,000l. more after 120,000l. [charged thereon]. Warrants Early XIX. p. 319.
Money warrant for 250l. to the Countess of Portland for a quarter on her yearly pension. Ibid.
Same for 500l. to Humphry Weld for half a year on the 1,000l. per an., payable to him for secret service by the privy seal of 1662, Mar. 27. Ibid.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to Auditor Phelips or his deputy. Alderman Edward Backwell's accounts of moneys imprested to him by His Majesty are now before you for a speedy dispatch thereof. In stating same you are to cause such interest and gratuity, as you find allowable on the same, to be made principal money at the end of every six months. Ibid.
Money warrant for 5,500l. to the Duke of Buckingham as half-year's advance to Sept. 29 next, on his 11,000l. per an. for providing necessaries for the Stables. Ibid, p. 320.
Same for 100l. to Mrs. Jane Berkeley for half a year of her annuity. Ibid.
Same for 20l. to the Earl of Marlborough for one year's creation money. Ibid.
Same for 35,403l. 8s. 4d. to Baptist May, Keeper of the Privy Purse, being the remainder and in full of 39,000l. ordered for the Privy Purse by the privy seal, Jan. 8 last. The money warrant of Jan. 13 last, for the full sum of 39,000l. is hereby to be vacated in the books of the Exchequer, "the warrant itself being already cancelled before me" [Treasurer Clifford]. Ibid, p. 321.
Same for 3,512l. 11s. 6d. to same for same, being the unsatisfied remainder of the 45,000l. ordered for the Privy Purse by the Privy Seal of 1671, Dec. 5. Ibid.
[?] [Treasurer Clifford's allowance of] Richard Gregory's allowance of 15l. for Lady Day quarter last, as Messenger attending the Lord Treasurer. Ibid.
April 16 Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet, dated 1673 March, of a pardon to Mary Lenthall, one of the daughters of Dr. Thomas Lenthall, one of the Physicians in ordinary to the Queen Consort, of a fine of 40 marks and finding security for her good behaviour for a year imposed upon her in the King's Bench, being convicted with one Henry [erased] Story and others of a riot in endeavouring to take Elizabeth Gilburne from the custody of Mary Gilburne, her mother. (Privy seal, Mar. 31 last ; Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt, dated 1673, April 29, for tallies to be struck for the full and absolute discharge of said Mary Lenthall.) British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 185 ; Warrants Early XIX. p. 332.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities of Anthony Davis as Receiver of the Eighteen Months' Assessment for co. — : said sureties being Davis himself, Seymour Bowman, of Hethelston [? Hethfelton], co. Dorset ; Thomas Keylway, of Meeke, co. Wilts, and Richard Smith, of West Kennet, co. Wilts. (A commission for taking said sureties to be issued to Sir Symon Pyle, bart., Henry Hungerford and Jeffery Daniel, Esqrs.) Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 358.
The like for William Norrington, of West Ham. co. Essex, gent., as same of co. [Essex] : said sureties being Norrington himself ; John Ewing, of London, merchant ; Thomas Preston, of West Ham ; Geo. Newton, citizen and ironmonger of London, and Isaac Goodwyn, of Chelmsford, Essex, gent. Ibid.
The like for Lewis Trethewy, of St. Steven in Brannel, co. Cornwall, as same for co. [Cornwall] : said sureties being Trethewy himself ; John Tanner, of Thornbury, co. Devon ; Humphry Burlace, of Newland, co. Cornwall, and Anthony Trethewy, of St. Giles in the Fields, co. Midd. Ibid.
The like for Charles Goodwyn as same for co. [Sussex] : said sureties being Henry Bync, of Carshalton, in the said county [sic for Surrey] ; Richard Istead, of Lewes, co. Sussex, and Ambrose Istead, citizen and stationer of London. (A commission for taking these securities directed to Sir John Pelham, bart., John Olliver and Henry Shelley, Esq.) Ibid.
The like for Henry Byne, of Carshalton, co. Surrey, as same for Surrey and Southwark, said sureties being himself ; Charles Goodwyn, of Lewes, co. Sussex ; Abell Roper, citizen and stationer of London, and Edmund Byne, of Carshalton. Ibid, p. 359.
The like for Francis Olliffe, gent., as same for co. Bucks : his sureties being John Fennes, of Stone ; Richard Frank, of Cublington ; John Belling, of Doddershall ; Henry Fennes, of Weston Turville, and Samuel Gurney, of Bieton, all co. Bucks. Ibid, p. 362.
April 17 Treasurer Clifford's warrant to Charles Smith, Receiver of Hearthmoney for co. Gloucester, and to Anthony Parsons. Auditor for said county, to pay and allow in account to Philip Dorney, Clerk of the Peace for said county, for his allowance of 1d. per £ for engrossing the views [surveys] of the Hearthmoney of said county for three half-years ending 1670, Sept. 29 (in order to the making up of Nath. Whetham's account as late Receiver of said duty), and transmitting same to the King's Remembrancer's Office ; the said Whetham not having paid him said allowance and being now displaced for his neglect and misdemeanour in that service. Warrants Early XIX. p. 327.
Entry of the reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Peter Barr, of London, merchant, concerning a ship called the "Clessurer" [Chasseur] alias the Hunter of Honfleur, France, Jaques Sanson master, belonging to the Royal West India Company of France, being seized with her cargo, the petitioner being necessitated to unlade the goods here, the ship being found defective, and praying to pay only Customs as from the English Plantations. Out Letters General III. p. 280.
Sir Ro. Howard to [Richard Mountney, the Cashier of the Customs] to pay 400l. to the Bishop of Salisbury as Chancellor of the Garter. Ibid.
Entry of the reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Mr. Killegrew and Mr. Progers about Alderman Meynell's bonds for importing bullion. Out Letters General III. p. 280.
Sir Rob. Howard to Auditor Bridges. Treasurer Clifford is much unsatisfied with your sending some accounts hither lately and neither attending with them yourself nor by sufficient deputy. He expects you will apply yourself to the business of your office for the future. Ibid.
Entry of the reference to the Agents for the Subsidy of the petitions of Sir Francis Anderson about arrears of Poll money in Northumberland and Durham ; and of Major Christian about further allowance for [collecting the] Subsidy for those counties ; and of Mr. Booth for an allowance as Receiver of Subsidy for co. Chester. Ibid, p. 281.
April 18 Sir Robert Howard to Mr Townesend to give in an account of all orders issued from the Treasury for the service of the Great Wardrobe since 1667, Sept. 29, and what sums of money have been assigned upon such warrant and to whom and what remains unassigned. Ibid.
Same to [the Cashier of the Customs] to pay Lady Saunderson half a year of her pension. Ibid, p. 282
Same to [the Customs Commissioners] for an embroidered bodice, imported by Robert Offley from Calais, to be prosecuted to a condemnation. Ibid.
Entry of the reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the Mayor and Aldermen and merchants of the borough of Helston, co. Cornwall, for the reserving unto them their ancient Custom House rights and liberties. Ibid, p. 284.
Money warrant for 50l. to Isabell Boynton, junr., for half a year on her pension. Warrants Early XIX p. 325.
Same for 90l. to Lord Conyers, alias Darcy, in full of his arrears for 4½ years to Sept. 29 last on two perpetuities of 10l. each payable at the Receipt. Ibid, p. 321.
Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet, dated 1673, April. of a grant to the Duke of Monmouth and his heirs of several castles, lordships, manors, lands, tenements and hereditaments particularly mentioned, which in the fourth and fifth year of Philip and Mary were inter al. granted to Thomas, Earl of Northumberland and his heirs male, with remainder to Henry Percy his brother and his heirs male, and since escheated to the Crown by the death of said Thomas, and of Jocelin, late Earl of Northumberland, last heir male of said Henry Percy : and of all other the castles, lordships, manors, lands, tenements and hereditaments whatsoever late belonging to said Jocelin and escheated to the Crown for want of heirs male : to be held of the Crown as of the manor of East Greenwich by fealty and the yearly rent of 6l. 13s. 4d. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074. p. 186.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant [to the Customs Commissioners] to employ James Shepherd as a tidesman in Newcastle port loco William Fisher, who deserted that employment.
Jeremy Croston as same in London port loco Henry Pay, who neglects to attend.
Nich. Richardson as same at Shields loco John Cooper, unfit by reason of great age and weakness.
Richard Sumpter to be added to the coastwaiters in London port.
Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 366.
April 19 Sir Robert Howard to Sir Tho. Osborne and Sir Tho. Littleton to speedily perfect their accounts as [late joint] Treasurer of the Navy, to the end it may appear what interest is due to Sir Robert Viner and other goldsmiths who advanced money for the Navy. Out Letters General III. p. 282.
April 20 Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Cashier of the Customs to pay 532l. 5s. 10d. to John Lord Belasyse for balance of his arrears to Lady Day last, as Governor and Captain of Kingston on Hull, ut supra, p. 97. Money Book (Customs). p. 114.
April 21 Sir Ro. Howard to Sir Lionell Jenkins to send tho Lord Treasurer his opinion whether the duty on Appearances (as by the late Law Duty Act) be not payable in Ecclesiastical Courts as well as others. Out Letters General III. p. 283.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt for the delivery of orders to Sir Stephen Fox for 3,413l. 16s. 8d. in full of the arrear of 31,438l. 13s. 11d. (being orders formerly signed for said Fox for interest for moneys borrowed by him, but said orders being by Treasury direction to remain in the Exchequer until directed to be delivered to him, and there having been so delivered to him by several Treasury warrants 28,024l. 17s. 3d. being the total of several interest accounts) : and further for the drawing of fresh orders for 3,874l. 5s. 5d. (making with the above a total of 7,288l. 2s. 1d.) to meet four several interest accounts made up by said Fox to Jan. 1 last, and declared on the 9th inst. amounting severally to 2,553l. 1s. 2d. ; 137l. 6s. 3d. ; 1,081l. 8s. 9d. ; 1,057l. 14s. 7d. being for interest of money borrowed for the service of the Forces ; and a fifth account declared on the 15th inst., viz. for 2,458l. 11s. 4d. for interest of moneys advanced to [sic for by] several persons upon credit of orders registered at the Exchequer. Money Book (Excise), p. 37.
[?] Same to same for 20,000l. to be issued to the Cofferer of the Household on such orders as remain [unsatisfied] in the Exchequer in his name : to be discharged by levying tallies for 10,000l. on the London Excise, and 10,000l. on the Country Excise. Ibid.
April 21 Money warrant for 1,600l. to Izaac Legouche for a jewel set with diamonds with the King's picture in it, which was given by His Majesty to the Count de Estre : the Earl of St. Albans, Lord Chamberlain of the Household, having certified that he has agreed with said Le Gouche for same. Warrants Early XIX. p. 322.
Same for 400l. to same for two jewels, each of the value of 200l., given to the widow and son of Sir Mark de Ogniate, late Envoy Extraordinary from the King of Spain : the Lord Chamberlain having certified as above. Ibid.
Same for 46l. 12s. 6d. for one year's salary to Geo. Cox, one of the Chamber Keepers to the Privy Council. Ibid.
Same for 92l. to Theodore Staffkins for two years' salary as one of the King's private music. Ibid.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt to pay 104l. (on any order remaining unsatisfied for the service of the Great Wardrobe) to Mr. Laud Crispe for service done in the office of said Great Wardrobe. Ibid, p. 323.
Money warrant for 455l. to Sir Edward Wood, Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Sweden, for the 3rd quarter of his ordinary from Jan. 6 last to the 7th inst. inclusive. Warrants Early XIX. p. 323.
Same for 273l. to Sir John Paul, Resident at the Court of Denmark, for a quarter's ordinary, Dec. 2 last to Mar. 3 last. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to the executors of Sir John Trevor for half-a-year's salary as late one of the Principal Secretaries of State. Ibid.
Same for 400l. to Thomas Killegrew for one year on his pension Ibid, p. 324.
Same for 5l. to Mrs. Pinkney as royal bounty Ibid.
Same for 90l. to Capt. Thomas Bates for one year as one of His Majesty's musicians in ordinary : in part of 315l. arrears for 3½ years to Lady Day last on his several fees of 50l. and 40l. per an. Ibid, p. 325.
Same for 3,320l. to Thomas Elliot, one of the Grooms of the Bedchamber, in full of the privy seal of Feb. 5 last for 6,320l. for his surrender of the reversion (granted to Silius Titus at his request) of the office of Chief Clerk of the Pleas of the King's Bench, to be paid by tallies on the law duties out of the farm rent of said duties due after Sept. 29 next. Ibid, pp. 325-6.
Same for 30l. to Francis Sandford for 1½ years to Lady Day last on his fee of 20l. per an. as a Pursuivant at Arms. Ibid, p. 326.
Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet, dated 1673, April, of a warrant to the Exchequer to give warrant to the Collectors of Hearthmoney, co. Southampton, that upon the assignment of a lease of a park called Moore Park by the present lessee to Simon Smyth, Esq., the present Receiver there [i.e. of Crown Revenues, co. Southants], for His Majesty's use, they pay to the Duke of Albemarle 300l. per an. by half-yearly payments until the said Duke can make a final conveyance of the premises, at which time the King has ordered him [to be paid] 7,000l., being the purchase money thereof : and further to pay the said Duke 22l. British Museum Additional MS. 28 074, p. 186.
Same of same, dated 1673, April, of a grant to Sir Walter Vane and Sir Philip Honiwood of the estate of the late Robert Honiwood, Esq., deceased, forfeited to the King by his not coming in upon proclamation according to the Act of 17 Car. II : to be in trust for payment of the debts and portions charged thereon and for the good of the widow of said Robert Honiwood and his two sons. Ibid, p. 187.
Same of same, dated 1672-3, Jan., of a grant to Thomas Sandys (in consideration of his services while he was Page of Honour to the Queen) of 120l. per an. pension for life from 1672, June 24. Ibid.
Royal warrant for a privy seal for a grant to George Viscount Grandison and Edward Villiers of the rents and arrears of rents arising by licences to retail wines due at any time between Lady Day last and the date hereof and any rents or arrears thereof which shall at any time become due on the same revenue before Sept. 29 next : to be received and enjoyed by them without account. King's Warrant Book III. p. 263.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to Auditor Aldworth. The yearly fee of 26l. 13s. 4d. due to the chief warden of His Majesty's honor and castle of Barnard, commonly called Bernard Castle, in the bishopric of Durham, is payable by Lady Frances Vane. For some time she has refused payment but has now agreed to pay 150l. in lieu of all arrears thereon, and the Earl of Carlisle, Chief Warden of said Forests, has accepted same in full thereof. By the privy seal of Mar. 29 last said 150l. is granted to said Earl to his own use without account and said Lady Vane is discharged thereof. On payment of said sum you are hereby to cause all said arrears to be absolutely discharged. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 367.
Report from Treasurer Clifford to the King on the petition of William Burnet. The Surveyor General of Crown Lands reports that it may be no disservice to reward petitioner's industry with a grant for seven or ten years of all such Crown rents as he shall discover in England and Wales as not being in charge since 1660, June 24, and also of all such Crown rents as being in charge have not been answered since 1637, with the arrears thereon since 1660, June 24, with a reservation to the Crown of a sixth part of such rents and arrears. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 373.
Apr. [? 21] Treasurer Clifford to the Customs Commissioners to obey an order of the King that all such clothes, vestments, scenes, ornaments, necessaries and materials directly designed for the proper use of a company of Italian comedians lately arrived here should be admitted to entry as neither contraband nor prohibited and should be free of Customs. Ibid, p. 360.
April 21 Instructions from same to same. In cases of ships and goods brought in as prize and restored by judgement of the Admiralty Court you are to observe the adjudication of said Court and to proceed to the discharge of said ships and goods. You are to take order that His Majesty's order in Council about Nuremburg wares be obseryed. I approve your proposed change in the manner of paying the watchmen, viz. : 2s. a night when on duty, and 6l. 15s. 0d. per an. instead of a salary of 25l. per an. "I cannot remit the duty upon wines upon any occasion, and therefore in this particular cannot comply with the Lord Widdrington's request for bills of store." As for privateers taken as prize the buyers both of ship and goods ought to pay the Custom. Ibid.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the King's Remembrancer for taking the securities of Geo. Faunt, of Foston, co. Leicester, as Receiver of the Eighteen Months' Tax for said county : said sureties being Richard Holford of Lutterworth, William Boothby of Marston, co. Leicester, and John Hanbury of Kelmarsh, co. Northampton. (A commission directed to Sir John Bale, Sir Tho. Halford, Kt., William Bale, Samuel Bale and Rich. Bradgate for taking said securities.) Ibid.
The like for Francis Hollingshead as same for co. Stafford : said sureties being Edward Davenport of North Rode, Francis Morris of Bosley and Francis Hollingshead, junr., of Bosley, co. Chester. Ibid, p. 361.
The like for Ralph Whitley as same for North Wales : the securities being Ellis Evans of Northop, co. Flint, and Francis Manly of Erbistock, co. Denbigh. Ibid.
Same for John Newsham as same for co. Warwick : his securities being Charles Newsham of Chadshunt, co. Warwick, Esq., and William Loggin of Butlers Marston, co. Warwick. Ibid.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the King's Remembrancer for taking the securities of Robert Bendish as Receiver of the Eighteen Months' tax for Norfolk : his securities being Sir Nevill Katelin, of Kirby Cane, co. Norfolk, John Cradocke, of London, mercer, and Robert Bendish, junr., of Norwich, merchant. (A commission directed to Francis Bacon and August Brigg, Esq., Edmo. Cook and William Drake, gent., all of Norwich, for taking said securities.) Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 362.
The like for Thomas Colvell as same for Suffolk : his securities being William Colvell, Robert Kedington, of Horringer, gent., John Frost of Duston [? Ousden] Hall, Suffolk, and Ralph Apsley of Threxton, co. Norfolk. (A commission for taking these securities directed to Sir Tho. Cullum, Bart., Sir Hen. North, Bart., Sir Tho. Hervey, Kt., Sir Algernoun May, Kt., Tho. Holland, James Reignolds, Tho. Goddard and Richard Gipps, Esqrs.) Ibid, p. 363.
April 22 The like for Mathew Jennison of Newark, co. Notts, gent., as same for co. Notts : his sureties being Samuell Chidd [? Cludd] of Norwood Park, co. Notts, Samuel Ellis and Anthony Collingwood of Newark, Notts. (A like commission directed to Richard Lloyd of Halam, Notts, William Clay and Robert Barker of Southwell, Notts, gent., and the Mayor of Newark, Richard Mason and Joseph Thomson, gent., of Newark.) Ibid.
[?] Entry of demise by in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to James Porter, Esq., of the manor of Brookshall [Broke Hall] and other messuages and lands in the parish of St. Mathew in Ipswich and elsewhere in Suffolk, part of the lands of Gilbert Havers extended for debt. Ibid.
April 22 Treasurer Clifford's warrant, dormant, to [the Cashier of the Customs] to pay the pension of 1,000l. per an. to the Duke of Albemarle as one of the Gentlemen of the Bedchamber as from 1672, Xmas. as by the letters patent of Feb. 24 last. Money Book (Customs), p. 101.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt to issue 20,000l. to George Wharton on any orders remaining unsatisfied in his name as Treasurer of the Ordnance : which said sum will be lent into the Receipt by [said] George Wharton : for his repayment orders are to be drawn on the first quarter of the Eighteen Months' Assessment, viz. : for 10,000l. after the sum of 40,000l. [charged thereon], and 10,000l. after the sum of 110,000l. charged thereon]. Warrants Early XIX. p. 326.
Same to same for [36l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Edward Griffin to be paid over to] Charles Shepheard, Groom of the Great Chamber to His Majesty, for one year to Feb. 24 last : to be issued on such orders as remain in the hands of said Griffin which will bear the same. Ibid, p. 327.
Money warrant for 80l. to Nicholas Oudart for one year on his fee as Latin Secretary, in part of 2¼ years' arrear thereon to Lady Day last. Ibid, p. 328.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt to pay 20,000l. to William Ashburnham, Cofferer of the Household, on any orders in his name remaining unsatisfied. The said 20,000l. will be lent into the Receipt by Charles Toll, and for said Toll's repayment orders are to be drawn on the first quarter of the Eighteen Months' Assessment, viz. : 10,000l. after 50,000l. [charged thereon], and 10,000l. after 150,000l. [charged thereon]. Ibid, p. 329.
Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet. dated 1673, April, of a warrant for 2l. a day as ordinary and 300l. for equipage to Thomas Chudleigh as Secretary of the Extraordinary Embassy to treat of peace with the States of the United Provinces. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 188.
Same of same, dated 1673, April, of a grant to Lord George Fitzroy and his heirs male of the reversion of all the receipts, revenues, yearly profits, &c., &c., arising by the sealing of writs, exemplifications, or other things with the seals of the Court of the King's Bench and Common Pleas, together with the office of Receivers General of said revenues and Comptroller and overseer of all writs or other things to be sealed with said seals or either of them, and of the ensealing thereof and of the money payable for same : in reversion after the grant of same to James, Earl of Suffolk as by indenture dated 1660, Aug. 7. In case of death of said Lord George Fitzroy without heirs same is to be granted to Charles Earl of Southampton and his heirs male, and failing such then to the Earl of Euston and his heirs male. Ibid, pp. 189.
Same of same, dated 1673, April, of a lease to John Crane, citizen and dyer of London, of 323 acres of arable or pasture land in Ransome Moore, in Doddington, Isle of Ely, late the lands of Alice Pigott, widow, and by her devised to her three children, Samuel, Isaac and Anne Pigott, all aliens born and since deceased, whereby said lands became forfeit to the Crown : at the yearly rental of 40s. : the first payment to be made in the quarter after said Crane shall have obtained actual possession. Ibid, pp. 190-1.
Same of same, dated 1673, April, of a warrant to the Exchequer to discharge Sir John Shaw and his partners in the late Customs Farm (who were employed in the collection of the wine duty for 1¼ years to 1671, Sept, 29), of all moneys owing to the Crown on their payment of 9,000l. ; viz. except the sum of 1,554l. 11s. 1d, and the bonds for 2,000l., which is promised to be satisfied to His Majesty in part of a debt due from Isaac Morgan, late Collector of Customs in Bristol port : the King being pleased to allow to said Farmers the remainder of their indebtedness for their charges, pains and bad debts : with power to recover said bad debts in the King's name and to their own use. Ibid, p. 191.
Entry of the declaration of account, from 1672, Mar. 26 to Sept. 29, of Mr. Mountney as Receiver General and Cashier of the Customs. (Total charge. 328,8811. 9s. 0¾d., including receipts from Customs. 254,611l. 17s. 2½d., receipts from wine and vinegar, 74,263l. 7s. 2¾d. : total discharge being payments and allowances, 338,027l. 19s. 6d.) Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 402.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to [the Trustees of the late Queen Mother] to discharge Thomas Walsingham of one year's rent in arrear which he owes upon a lease of several parcels of land in Marshland, co. Norfolk, granted in trust to his use by the late Queen [Mother] of which you now stand entrusted for His Majesty : in view of his expense in the repair of breaches made upon his land by an inundation of the saltwater in Sept., 1671, which if he had neglected to do he allegeth the Crown might have lost the inheritance, besides the land is very much impaired to his great damage : the King having granted petitioner a similar allowance of one year's arrear of rent for the same reason. "being as much as is in His Majesty to discharge, the other year being now under the power of the Queen's Majesty's Trustees in whom the premises are vested." Ibid, p. 364.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the King's Remembrancer for taking the securities of Thomas Rich, of Cheltenham, co. Gloucester, as Receiver of the Eighteen Months' assessment for co. Gloucester, said sureties being said Rich, Miles Sands, of Miserden, co. Gloucester, and John Cooke, of the parish of St. Mary Matfellon, co. Midd., gent. (Followed by a later entry, dated May 3, for substituting Sir Edward Rich, of Lincoln's Inn, in place of said Miles Sands, who refuses.) Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 364.
The like for Nich. Reeve, of London, merchant tailor, as same for London, Westminster and Middlesex : his sureties being Thomas Shaw, of London, merchant ; Roger Reeve, of London, salter ; Richard Cope, of London, grocer ; Thomas Reeve, of London, salter ; William Bowman, citizen and clothworker, of London ; and Thomas Ward, of London, apothecary. Ibid, p. 365.
The like for Peter Woodcock, of Caldecott, co. Rutland, as same for co. Rutland : his securities being Peter Woodcock, senr., of Caldecott. (A commission to take said securities directed to Sir Abell Barker, of Hambleton of the Hill, bart., Edward Falconer, of Uppingham, Esq., and Rich. Lowth, of Uppingham, gent.) Ibid.
The like for Edward Harris as same for co. Southampton and Southampton town : his securities being Jeremy Snow, of London, goldsmith ; Richard Kent, of St. Martins in the Fields, co. Midd. ; Francis Coffin, of Covent Garden, scrivener ; and Gerard Bruce, of London, merchant. Ibid, p. 366.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to employ Daniel Mac Adam as a land waiter London port, loco — Woodnorth, lately deceased. Ibid, p. 365.
Report to the King from Treasurer Clifford on the petition of Sir Robert Wiseman, King's Advocate General and Dean of the Arches Court of Canterbury, as by the order of reference of Dec. 19 last : said petition praying that he may be appointed a Commissioner of Excise, but without salary, till the death of any present Commissioner. The number formerly employed was five, but has been lately increased to six by the addition of Sir John Davies : and by a clause in the renewal lease of the London Excise your Majesty has covenanted that any fresh Commissioner of Excise shall be to the liking of the London Farmers. Considering petitioner's merits I doubt not they would readily signify such assent. Ibid, p. 368.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Nicholas Kidwell of the piece or several pieces of land called Run Common, containing 80 acres, in or near Wonersh, co. Surrey.
Prefixing :—Constat and ratal of the premises by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Ibid, p. 372.
Sir Rob. Howard to Auditor Aldworth and Mr. Holder for their report concerning the arrears of wine licences between the King and the Duke of York. Out Letters General III. p. 284.
Same to Mr. Mountney, Cashier of the Customs, to pay the 40l. warranted to the mayor, bailiffs and burgesses of the borough of Clifton Dartmouth Hardnes. Ibid, p. 285.
Same to same to pay William Culliford's salary for one year. Ibid.
April 23 Sir Rob. Howard to the Customs Commissioners. Send directions by the next post to all the Collectors of Customs who were formerly ordered to pay money to the Vice-Admirals in the several counties for the advance [pay] of seamen [viz. to command them] that they should stop their hands and pay no more money for that service without particular orders hereafter. Out Letters General III. p. 285.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt to pay 112l. to Sir Edward Griffin, to be paid by him to John Chace, apothecary in ordinary to the King's person, for his riding charges and other expenses in his attendance on the King at Windsor for 49 days in May, June and July, 1671, at Plymouth 16 days in July, 1671, and at Newark, Yarmouth, Newmarket and elsewhere 27 days in Sept. and Oct., 1671, in all 92 days at 20s. a day (as by a warrant of the Lord Chamberlain, dated 1672, Sept. 2, to Sir Edward Griffin for such payment), and 20l. for the like riding charges in attendance on the King at Newmarket, 1-21 Oct., 1672 (as by a like Lord Chamberlain's warrant of the 12th inst.) Warrants Early XIX. p. 328.
Money warrant, dormant, for 240l. per an. to John Rose, His Majesty's gardener in the park of St. James's, as a yearly allowance for keeping the garden. Ibid, p. 329.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular and ratal of a tenement, half-tenement and water-mill, called the West Mills, in the King's manor of Fordington, co. Dorset, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall : with a view to a fresh lease thereof to James Gold, jun., gent., on surrender of his present lease, determinable on the life of William Miller. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 374.
April 24 Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet, dated 1673, April, of a grant to Henry Smith, gent., of the office of keeper of His Majesty's library in reversion after Thomas Rosse, with the annuity of 200l. per an. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074. p. 122.
Same of same, dated 1673, April, of a grant to John Prideaux of the office and place of one of the pages of honour for life, with the wages and fee of 120l. per an. from Lady Day last : payable out of the Exchequer. Ibid.
April 25 Royal sign manual for 40l. to Thomas Dumesne as royal bounty without account. King's Warrant Book III p. 301.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the King's Remembrancer for taking the securities of Martin Sandys as Receiver of the Eighteen Months' assessment for Worcester city and county : said securities being Samuel Sandys, jun., of Ombersley, Antho. Crump, of Bretforton, and Richard Green, of Powick, co. Worcester. Warrants Not Relating to Money III p. 362.
April 26 Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt to issue 835l. to the Treasurer of the Navy and 300l. to Sir Edward Spragg : same to be paid on an order for 4,000l. registered on the third quarter of the late subsidy (of which order there is 821l. 6s. 1d. yet unpaid but now next in course to be paid) in the name of the Cofferer of the Household, and by him assigned to Charles Toll : and one other order next in course after it for 1,000l., on which orders there is assigned to Sir Thomas Osborne, Treasurer of the Navy, 835l. to be by him assigned over to Sir Edward Spragg in satisfaction of so much due to him upon bills of the Navy : and also 300l. [which] is to be assigned to said Spragg on said orders or either of them, the said 300l. being so much due to him by the privy seal of Jan. 11 last for his expenses in his journey into France. Sir Thomas Osborne is to be charged with 835l. as imprest ; Spragg is to discharge the Exchequer by giving his receipt for 300l. and the Cofferer of the Household is not to be charged with either sum in his imprest roll. Warrants Early XIX. p. 330.
April 27 Sir R. Howard to —. The Lord Treasurer has commanded that there should be no disposal of certain parcels of gloves, laces and other goods lately seized by Adams and others in London port. You are to take care that no tally be levied in your office in order thereunto till hearing from me further. Out Letters General III. p. 285.
April 28 Treasurer Clifford's warrant [to the Receipt] to issue no more money to Capt, George Cocke, late Treasurer of the Moneys formerly imprested for the service of the Sick and Wounded Seamen, until he has fully concluded his accounts, he being very backward and dilatory in perfecting same. Warrants Early XIX. p. 330.
Money warrant for 500l. to Sir Edward Spragg for half a year of his pension to Lady Day last.
Followed by :—A letter of direction dated April 29, as follows : "The Cofferer of His Majesty's Household having orders registered upon the third quarter of the subsidy now next in course to be paid is to assign the sum of 500l. thereupon to Sir Edward Spragg ; let therefore the said sum of 500l. be issued to Sir Edward Spragg, taking his acquittance for the same."
Ibid, p. 332.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the King's Remembrancer for a new commission to the following persons (to replace the commission of 1671-2, Mar. 11), to inquire concerning wastes and spoils in New Forest : viz. : Sir Robert Dillington, Bart., Sir Robert Worsley, Bart., Sir Fra. Rolls, Tho. Knollys, Henry Whitehead, Tho. Jervois, William Uvedale of Horton, Dorset, Edward Cooper of Hurn, co. Southants, Francis Tilney, Roger Gallop, Rich. Aliffe, Hen. Tulse, John Hildesley. William Paulen. Tho. Agar, Geo. Stanley and Tho. Corderoy. Warrants Not Relating to Money III. p. 375.
April 29 Same to the Cashier of the Customs to pay 1,000l. to the Duke of Buckingham for one year on his pension as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber. Money Book (Customs), p. 103.
Same to Ja. Hoare, Comptroller of the Mint, to pay (out of 5,500l. warranted to him in part of the privy seal of July 4 last for an imprest of 15,000l. for charges about the importing, making and coining of copper farthings), the salaries and charges as follows being in and about the said farthings, viz. :—
Peter Johnson, smith of the Mint, for providing all iron work for said farthings, one farthing for every lb. weight of said farthings.
The gravers of the Mint, a half-penny for every lb. weight of such farthings.
The Provost and Moneyers, for receiving coin and delivering same, and for providing woodden trays, candles and tallow and ropes for the presses, 1d. for every lb. weight of farthings.
Charles Hoare and Mr. William Le Blanc for weighing from the Merchant and to and from the Moneyers and Tellers 140l. per an., viz., 80l. to Mr. Hoare, and 60l. to Mr. Le Blanc.
Four tellers and one tier up in paper 30l. per an. each.
Two labourers and one porter 15l. per an. each.
Rent of a house in the Mint for an office for said farthings 15l. per an.
James Hoare the elder for pains and hazard in overseeing and ordering the whole affair and in receiving and paying the moneys and passing the accounts, 300l. per an. and 40l. per an. for clerks for keeping the account.
For rent of the delivering office in Fenchurch St., 50l. per an.
John Collins distributor of the farthings, 100l. per an.
Warrants Early XIX. p. 331.
[? Apr. 29] Letter of direction on an order of 1671. Nov. 30, for 5,000l. to Sir Stephen Fox for interest : same to be hereby satisfied by tallies on the Country Excise. Warrants Early XIX. p. 332.
April 29 Treasurer Clifford's subscription of a docquet, dated 1673, March, of a warrant to the Exchequer for releasing and discharging Sir Richard Bishop, Kt., and the rest of His Majesty's sergeants-at-arms attending his royal person, from all moneys due to the King upon the four last subsidies granted by Parliament. British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 192.
April 30 Money warrant for 75l to Marmaduke Darcy for Lady Day quarter last on his salary as Surveyor of the Great Wardrobe, as by his letters patent of appointment of Jan. 24 last. Warrants Early XIX. p. 333.
Same, dormant, for 50l. per an. to the Treasurer of King Charles's Hospital in Westminster, as royal bounty, as by the privy seal of 1669-70, Feb. 20. Ibid. p. 334.
Money warrant for 29l. 15s. 10d. to Capt. Henry Sturt in reward of his service in seizing 26 bags of waied wool lately waterborne and condemned in the Exchequer Court : whereof the King's moiety amounts to 59l. 11s. 8d. Ibid, p. 337.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to Mr. Mountney, Cashier of the Customs, to pay 50l. to Sir Edward Walker for half-a-year's salary to Easter last as Garter Principal King at Arms. Ibid, p. 339.
Same to — Whitley, Receiver of Crown revenues for co. Chester, and to Auditor Humphry Morrice to continue to pay (and to allow in account) to the mayor of Macclesfield the pension of 50l. per an. out of the crown revenues of said county for the use of the preacher of Macclesfield : same having been ordered to be so paid by the Treasury warrant of 1671-2, Feb. 7, but complaint being made by said mayor that same is not duly paid. Ibid, p. 341.
Money warrant for 70l. to the Earl of Berkshire for 3½ years' creation money to Sept. 29 last. Ibid, p. 342.
Same, dormant, for 100l. per an. to the churchwardens of St. Martin's in the Fields, co. Midd., as the accustomed royal bounty for the poor of the parish. Ibid, p. 352.
Treasurer Clifford's warrant to the Receipt for the allowance (by tallies by way of defalcation) of 200l. to the Farmers of the coal duty for the duty on 4,000 chaldron of Newcastle coals imported to London, duty free, for the benefit of the poor of London and Southwark, for the year ended Dec. 24 last, as by the letters patent of 1622, April 29 : and dormant warrant for the like allowance in future. Ibid, pp. 352-3.
Money warrant, dormant, for the yearly fee or stipend of 40l. to Dr. Boord, as professor of Civil Law, Cambridge, as by the letters patent of the 3rd inst. directing said fee to him in place of Dr. Clerk, lately deceased. Warrants Early XIX. p. 354.
Same for the annuity or pension of 50l. per an. to Capt. James Read, granted as from Xmas last. Ibid, p 361.
Money warrant for 400l. to Dr. Benjamin Worsley for contingencies for the Council for Foreign Plantations in part of 1,000l. per an. for same as by the letters patent of Sept. 27 last : 100l. of the said 400l. (being an overpayment on this head for the half year ended Lady Day last) is to be defalked out of the next half year. Ibid, p. 374.
Privy seal for 5,280l. 16s. 6d. to Sir Robert Viner for plate delivered into the Jewel House and other services performed in said Office from 1672, Oct. 10, to the 10th inst. exclusive. (Royal warrant, dated April 22, for said privy seal. Treasurer Clifford's subscription dated April 28 of docquet hereof.) King's Warrant Book III. pp. 263, 265 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 193.
Royal warrant for a Great Seal for a grant to John Forth et al., the Farmers of the Customs, Ireland, of 12,000l in full satisfaction of all damages and losses by them sustained to Xmas last by reason of the Dutch war, viz. by reason of an Act of Parliament prohibiting all ships from the Plantations to unlade in Ireland and by the restraint of traffic and intercourse of merchant ships by reason of said war : same being granted of the King's grace. King's Warrant Book III. p. 264.
Privy seal for 600l. to Capt. Fitz Gerrald and Capt. Thomas Cullon, of Ireland, for services to His Majesty in discovering the seditious and treasonable practices of Capt. Thomas Walcot, of Ireland, prisoner in the Tower, as well for their reward as for their expenses in their journey. (Treasurer Clifford's subscription dated April 30 of docquet hereof.) Ibid, p. 268 ; British Museum Additional MS. 28,074, p. 193.
Treasurer Clifford to the Customs Commissioners to restore William Davis, who has been suspended from his employment as a tidewaiter, London port. Warrants Not Relating to Money III p. 359.
Treasurer Clifford to [? the Customs Commissioners]. I approve of your proposals as to putting in execution the Act for the better securing the Plantation trade and appointing Head Collectors in each of the Plantations for collecting the duties granted by said Act. To your proposed instructions for such collectors there is to be added a direction to them to send over their accounts once every six months, commencing them from a quarter day. That there may be a check over the action of the Collectors I think fit that a Surveyor should also be appointed at each Plantation to be allowed a sixth part of the salary proposed for the Head Collectors, the remaining five-sixths to go to the said Head Collectors for their own pains and the charge of under officers. Ibid. p. 393.